Bible: metaphors within metaphors
If one has been reading and studying the bible thoroughly, by now he would know that the Bible is full of metaphors and double meanings. It would require a considerable amount of reference and understanding to be able to be able to relate to the real meanings of the metaphors. Some of these are given their own explanations, for others, they remained unexplained. Some verses could have double meanings, one meaning being vastly different from the other one.
Understanding à Experience à Knowledge
One of the reasons why some parts of the Bible is so hard to understand is because God has made it so. God hides the Truth from the Common Man through metaphors.
Matthew 11:25-27 At that time Jesus said, "I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for this was your good pleasure. "All things have been committed to me by my Father. No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.
Sometimes the Truth is hidden within 1 fold, double folds or even triple folds, each fold requiring a different type of “key” to “unlock”. This is the reason for some Bible interpreters that their interpretations they come up with sometimes makes no sense because they interpret too superficially.
The Book of Revelation for example is one of the most “coded” areas of the Bible. It is “coded” within more than 1 fold. If one tries to plainly interpret it literally, what he will end up with is something that seems like a mythical adventure out of a end-of-the-world movie. One will receive in results in equal amount of the efforts he puts in trying to see the Truth.
JER 17:10 "I the LORD search the heart
and examine the mind,
to reward a man according to his conduct,
according to what his deeds deserve."